I know this is an old post, but I have a question re: one of the comments
I'm in school currently and just want clarification
"For pupils, I realized that with the bright lighting of an ICU, pupils were often marked as sluggish when in reality it just wasn't a good assessment. I turn the overhead light off while I'm auscultating
and then shine my light on the pupils once they've had a chance to adjust to the dim lighting. You will really see a good response then."
When saying you "auscultate" the pupils... I thought auscultate simply meant listening (i.e. auscultating the lungs, heart, bowel sounds, etc.-- utilizing your STETHOSCOPE) Can it be used in this instance as well, or would that be considered more "assessment" or any other term!? Just curious so I don't sound/look silly when giving report at clinical